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To the fraternity that goes the extra mile to help people with autism

Dear Alpha Xi Delta, One message I share a lot about is the importance of having a “village.” In our autism community it is often a person with autism’s parents, family, teachers and therapists who become part of that village. [...]

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7 Buildings That Will Go Blue on World Autism Awareness Day

Light It Up Blue, the global autism awareness initiative started by Autism Speaks celebrates its 7-year anniversary this year since it began in 2009 on World Autism Awareness Day to shine a light on our autism community. With that here [...]

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Celebrating My 3 Year Work Anniversary with Autism Speaks

On March 11, 2013, I started working full-time with Autism Speaks. I'm blessed to work with an amazing organization that is helping spread awareness for the over 70 million individuals worldwide who have autism! In addition to being their Producer [...]

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5 things people with autism want you to know about cutting our hair

For so long growing up I could NEVER get my haircut in a barbershop. Crowded places like that would make me feel uneasy, the sound of scissors would make me cringe and when hair would fall after being cut I’d [...]

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Emma Stone uses the Paparazzi to Support Autism Awareness

Last year the Paparazzi were following former couple Celebrity Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield in California as they were out to eat. Fed up with the constant following they came up with the idea to hide their faces from the [...]

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Santa Event Raises Over $8,000 for Scholarships for Students with Autism!

Our 2nd Annual Autism-Friendly Santa Event @ Santa’s Elf Factory was a huge hit for our community! Taking place on the weekend of Dec 5-6 and Dec 12-13 at Jersey City Museum, we welcomed over 400 kids for some holiday [...]

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Bruce Springsteen Inspires Through Concert to Raise Funds for Autism

Did you know Bruce Springsteen has helped support our autism community in the past? This event he attended in particular was one of my favorites from him. In 2009 while working as an intern at Autism Speaks I got to [...]

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Adult with Autism Receives Promotion From Autism Speaks!

On March 11, 2013, Autism Speaks gave me my first full-time job after receiving my Masters from Seton Hall University in Strategic Communication and Leadership. Now 2 and a half years later they have promoted me from Social Media Coordinator [...]

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Big Bang Theory Star Kaley Cuoco Helps Win Huge Donation for Autism!

Kaley Cuoco is probably best well known for her lead role as Penny on CBS's hit show The Big Bang Theory. This week though she's receiving praise in the autism community as she competed in the Longines Masters of Los [...]

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Autism Hasn’t Stopped Me From Having 6 Jobs

Until I was 2.5 I was completely non-verbal. When my parents were looking towards the future it was very uncertain. The numbers when I was diagnosed (in the early 90’s) for autism were 1 in every 1000 being diagnosed. Today, [...]

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